An easy-to-follow guide on enabling, using, and applying video filters on Snapchat
This wikiHow teaches you how to enable and apply filters and effects to your Snapchat video messages.
[Edit]enable snapchat filters
- Open the Snapchat app. It is the outline of a white ghost on a yellow background.
- If you aren’t already logged into Snapchat, tap log in And enter your username (or email address) and password.
- Swipe down on the Camera screen. This will open your profile.
- Tap . It’s in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Scroll down and tap You’ll find it in the “Additional Services” section.
- Slide the switch to the right. It will turn green. Now you can use filters in your Snaps!
- If the switch is green, the filters are already enabled.
[Edit]use face filters
- Return to the Camera screen. Do this by tapping the Back button in the top left corner of your screen until you reach the profile page, then swiping up on the screen.
- Tap and hold your screen. After a short moment, you should see the icon pop up to the right of the camera button.
- If your camera isn’t already facing you, tap the camera icon in the top right corner of your screen.
- If you’re applying a face filter to yourself or a friend, tap the face you want to apply the filter to.
- Swipe right to scroll through the available effects. Once you have settled on the filter, you will be able to enable it and record.
- Your voice will change if you speak with some effects enabled. When selected these effects will briefly display the “voice changer” on the screen.
[Edit]apply video filters
- Tap and hold the circular button on the Camera screen. Doing so will record a video. You can record up to 10 seconds of video with Snapchat.
- Swipe left or right on your video. This will apply a filter to your Snap.
- If prompted to allow location access for Snapchat, tap . If this is your first time using Filters, you’ll be asked to allow Snapchat to access your device’s location. Location access is required to be able to view any available geofilters in your area.
- Use color filters to change the feel of your videos. Color filters can change the emotional feel of your video.
- For example, using a black and white filter can add some nostalgia to a video.
- You can usually swipe the screen to the left to quickly access color filters.
- Use geofilters to add unique art to your current location. Geofilters are location-based filters created by the Snapchat community. Many towns and cities have several geofilters to choose from, and you can also find filters for landmarks and other places. You can quickly find Geofilters by swiping left to right after recording your video snap.
- If your city doesn’t yet have a geofilter, you can create and submit one yourself.
- Swipe up on the filters to play the video in reverse. This will play the video backwards, allowing for effects such as the impossible catch.
- Swipe up on the fast-forward filter to play the video at double speed. This filter features a picture of a rabbit, and will speed up the entire video at twice the original speed. You can use it to make funny speed-up videos, and it’s great for taking videos of your pets.
- Swipe up on the slow-motion filter to play the video at half speed. This filter features a picture of a snail, and it will slow down the video. One of the best uses for this filter is to bypass Snapchat’s usual ten second limit on Snaps. By recording a full-length, ten-second video and applying a slow-motion filter, you can send a 20-second video snap.
- Use two video filters at once. Touch and hold a filter, and then swipe up with another finger to match the two filters. You can combine multiple filters, such as reverse filters with geofilters, or fast-forward filters with black and white filters.
- You can’t combine two filters that have text in between them, such as the Time and Speed filters.
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